September 13, 2017



NOTE:  The HAND IN HAND hurricane relief special that aired on all networks (except CW) in the 8PM hour will not be rated in Nielsen finals because it aired without commercials.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

Fast Demo 2017 Sep 12.TUE

NBC:  Due to HAND IN HAND (which was at 1.1 on NBC), AMERICA’S GOT TALENT moved to 9PM and was at 2.3, down 0.3 from last week’s 8PM start.

ABC:  HAND IN HAND scored 0.7, then after 0.6/0.5 BLACK-ISH reruns, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN was down 0.1 to 0.3.

FOX:  HAND IN HAND was at 0.4, then a rerun of the pilot for THE ORVILLE was at 0.5.

CBS:  HAND IN HAND registered 0.6, then reruns at 0.5/0.5.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Fast Track 2017 Sep 12.TUE

CABLE RATINGS: Detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day will be posted when available.




About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.


  1. Amaury

    Progress is being made! Whoo! With these out on time, I have faith it won’t be too long for the Saturday-Tuesday finals. From here on out, it sounds like at least the preliminaries will be on time as well!

    Hopefully Nielsen makes an announcement soon. Sometime today.

  2. Russell

    Sad that the Hand in Hand special didn’t do very well. Hopefully, it’ll help people in the hurricane.

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